Friday, May 22, 2009

Right Wing Blowhard Admits the Truth

And so it went Friday morning when WLS radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided to subject himself to the controversial practice of waterboarding live on his show.

Mancow decided to tackle the divisive issue head on -- actually it was head down, while restrained and reclining.

"I want to find out if it's torture," Mancow told his listeners Friday morning, adding that he hoped his on-air test would help prove that waterboarding did not, in fact, constitute torture...

With a Chicago Fire Department paramedic on hand, Mancow was placed on a 7-foot long table, his legs were elevated, and his feet were tied up.

Turns out the stunt wasn't so funny. Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop. He only lasted 6 or 7 seconds.

"It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke,"Mancow said, likening it to a time when he nearly drowned as a child. "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back...It was instantaneous...and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture."

"I wanted to prove it wasn't torture," Mancow said. "They cut off our heads, we put water on their face...I got voted to do this but I really thought 'I'm going to laugh this off.' "



Heath said...

Let's give Cheney a shot at being waterboarded. Might soften up his heart.


SeanH said...

What heart?

James said...

Ya know....I saw the vid of him getting waterboarder and one thing struck me.

Why do all of these right-wing radio guys sound like Rush Limbaugh? And I'm not talking content-wise, which has an explanation. (They're dittoheads.) I'm talking about speech patterns, word usage, pronunciation.

Mancow even has that subtle "sh" sound at the end of words that end with S.

I get that they all want to be like Rush, but I wonder if they've asked themselves why anyone would listen to a cheap Rush impersonator instead of the real thing.